Glacier Travel Course: Conditioning Hike - RETIRED

Field trip: Basic Glacier Travel Course

Glacier Travel Course: Conditioning Hike - RETIRED - West Tiger Mountain 1-2-3

Conditioning hike for the Glacier Travel Course

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  • Sat, Apr 25, 2015
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Day Hiking
  • Adults
  • Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 10.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,800 ft

The trailhead next to High Point Pond at 7:00am.  This is a lightly used trailhead near the main Tiger trailhead. Directions will be included in a pre-trip email.

If you've only done Tiger 3 and Cable Line, you don't know Tiger Mountain.  In addition to serving as the next step in our weekly training progression (2800' elevation gain) this trip takes us up the lightly-used East side of Tiger Mountain and along the ridge that connects the three main summits.  We will get a close up look at some of the major antenna installations, the famous Hikers Hut, and the bench near the summer of Tiger 1 that has perhaps one of the best views in King County.  After tagging the summit of Tiger 3 we will double back briefly and again descend down the east side to avoid the crowds.

This trip will include a short section of  off trail hiking to go around a large section of blowdowns near the summit of Tiger #1.

This trip is specifically designed for participants of the Glacier Travel Course. Basic Climbing Students are also welcome. We will carry packs up to 40 lbs to prepare in terms of conditioning for upcoming glacier climbs. Conditioning hikes are optional activities but participation is highly recommended.


West Tiger Mountain 1-2-3

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • 10 essentials
  • hiking or mountaineering boots
  • hiking pole
  • extra weight for training purposes - get details from the leader
  • optional: ice axe (getting used to handling it)
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